Category: recipes

The Scofflaw

Prohibition was enacted in 1919 but didn’t go into effect until January of 1920. The thirteen years that followed should have hurt the popularity of cocktails, but limited availability and

20th Century Cocktail

Overview We have thought about this for a while now and finally decided that the new year is a perfect opportunity to start posting a Drink Of The Week (DOTW).

Buying Spirits on a Budget. Rum?

These days, not many people can justify spending $100 on a bottle of wine, and for most of us, even $20 is enough to feel pretty uncomfortable. The same goes

Pomegranates and How to Make Grenadine

This time of the year, at least in Minnesota, you start to see fresh pomegranates in the produce section of supermarkets. When we spotted boxes of them at Costco the

How to make Tonic Water

We were never a Gin & Tonic fan, but all of that changed last year when we read Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s post about making tonic from scratch. Of course, his wasn’t

Understanding Simple Syrup

If you have been reading along, you have probably seen us mention simple syrup. In most cases, we try to briefly explain, but you may be wondering, What is it?

Homemade Cranberry Liqueur, Part 1

Well, it’s that time of the year when apples start to replace the tomatoes at farmer’s market. Last weekend, a vendor was selling bags of fresh cranberries, so we decided